Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Crosbyton Solar Power Project:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1974-1986 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Title: Crosbyton Solar Power Project, Records,
Dates: 1974-1986 and undated
Abstract: Records concerning the Solar Power Project conducted through Texas Tech's Electrical Engineering department in the Texas town of Crosbyton.
Collection # U 53.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Texas town of Crosbyton was the chosen site for the Solar Power Project conducted through Texas Tech's Electrical Engineering department. The project was the result of efforts begun in 1974 to find an alternative energy source to slow rapidly rising local utility rates. A 65-foot, bowl-shaped solar dish lined with mirrors and tilted at an angle was constructed to reap maximum sunlight, thereby concentrating the sun's heat and produce temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees F. The heat would be focused onto a receiver that heated water to create steam, and this steam would then be pumped through a turbine, which would in turn produce electricity. Dr. O'Hair, the donor of the materials, was a professor of electrical engineering and was active in the Project.


Scope and Content

The collection contains technical materials, news clippings, and a Solar Thermal kit which pertain to the construction, operation, and dismantling of the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Transferred items include 5 contact sheets, 24 negatives, 1 transparency, and 106 prints.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
O'Hair, Edgar
Reichert, John D.
Subjects (Organizations)
Crosbyton Solar Power Project
Texas Tech University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Texas Tech University--Faculty
United States. Dept. of Energy
Subjects
Fossil fuels--Texas--Crosbyton
Solar collectors
Solar energy
Solar power plants--Technological innovations
Solar radiation simulation

Related Material

Crosbyton Solar Power Project Records, 1962-1987 and undated


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Crosbyton Solar Power Project Records, 1974-1986 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1987-0053-B

Gift, 1987

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, March 1998


Additional Sources

Bryans, Mark Adrian. Design and Analysis of a Distributed Control System for a Multi-Bowl Solar Power Plant. Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Texas Tech University, 1985.

Chao, Shih-cheng. Computer Based Data Processing System for the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Texas Tech University, 1981.

Edwards, William H. Real-Time Automated Data Acquisition and Control for the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Texas Tech University, 1980.

Holder, Daniel. Performance and Cost Study of a 5MW Solar-Fossil Hybrid Electric Plant. Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Texas Tech University, 1985.

Subramanyam, Savithri. Simulation of the Crosbyton Receiver. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Tech University, 1986.

Walter, Joseph L. Comparison of Analog Design Verification System Data to Receiver Heat Transfer Code Outputs for the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Texas Tech University, 1989.


Collection Inventory

 
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1 1 Center for Energy Research Annual Reports, 1978- 1984



 
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1 2 Conference Proceedings, May 1974



 
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1 3 Correspondence Reguarding Crosbyton Dismissals & Registrations, 1983



 
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1 4 Drawing, undated



 
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1 5 ICASALS Newsletters, 1979- 1980



 

News Releases

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1 6 News Releases, undated
7 News Releases, 1975
8 News Releases, February-December 1976
9 News Releases, February-June 1977
10 News Releases, September-December 1977
11 News Releases, February-May 1978
12 News Releases, June-October 1978
13 News Releases, November-December 1978
14 News Releases, 1979
15 News Releases, January-February 1979
16 News Releases, March-April 1979
17 News Releases, May-July 1979
18 News Releases, August-November 1979
19 News Releases, Spring-Winter 1980
20 News Releases, January-September 1980
21 News Releases, October-December 1980
22 News Releases, Spring-Summer 1981
23 News Releases, January-March 1981
24 News Releases, March-May 1981
25 News Releases, June-December 1981
26 News Releases, January-November 1982
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2 1 News Releases, January 1983
2 News Releases, February 1983
3 News Releases, March-April 1983
4 News Releases, June-September 1983
5 News Releases January-December 1984
6 News Releases, February-June 1985
7 News Releases, January-October 1986



 
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2 8 Paper: Initial Tests of a Lightweight, Self-Excited MHD Power.., undated



 
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2 9 Site Photographs, 1979



 
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2 10 Solar Thermal Report, 1981



 
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2 11 Sparkles and Sparks Newsletters, 1981



 
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2 12 Texas Tech News Releases, 1983



 
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2 13 Technology Publication, 1978-1979



 
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2 14 Technology Publication, 1980-1982



 
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2 15 Texas Techsan, 1971- 1983



 
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2 16 Travel Application, 1986



 
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2 17 Solar Thermal Power Technical Information Kit